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Curated by Bereline Loogatha (Mornington Island Art), Junibel Doughboy (Bana Yirriji Art Centre), Florence Gutchen (Erub Arts), Nephi Denham (Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre)

IACA Member Art Centres Group Exhibition

18 September — 19 December 2020

NorthSite | Front Gallery
Eric Norman 'Pambe', 2020, acrylic on Belgian Linen, 80 x 100cm.

This exhibition starts with the camp dog who is always there looking over everything. Then you have the Warrior, in these cultural Wik body-marking paintings by Wesley Ampeybegan Winchanam, and then the story crosses the Country, you see paintings from Girringun, Pormpurraw, these round ones Mornington, the seasons and drought paintings from Kuku Yalanji area around Mossman and north through the Cape and up to the cool waters of the reefs, represented by paintings of the turtles and jellyfish by artists at Hopevale and the ghostnet weavings and works from Erub.”
Bereline Loogath

In realising the Indigenous Art Centre Alliance (IACA)’s continued mission to support economic development and culturally strong best-practice Indigenous art enterprises, IACA is delivering an artsworker training program to extend artsworkers professionally. The inaugural ‘IACA Indigenous Artsworker Program’ (IIAP) is a 1-year pilot program developed to upskill artsworkers through specifically targeted and customised arts industry training.

IACA is delighted to partner with NorthSite Contemporary Arts for the first activity that will see 5 First Nations artworkers from Cape York and Torres Strait communities, receive practical and targeted onsite training in exhibition design and installation.

Working with NorthSite staff, the IIAP participants workshopped a curatorial theme drawing inspiration from the NorthSite stockroom and artworks promoted by participating IACA Member Art Centres in the 2020 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair.

Curated by:

Bereline Loogatha (Mornington Island Art)

Junibel Doughboy (Bana Yirriji Art Centre)

Florence Gutchen (Erub Arts)

Nephi Denham (Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre)



Participating Art Centres: Erub Arts | Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre | Moa Arts | Wei’Num Arts & Crafts| Wik and Kugu Art Centre | Hopevale Arts & Culture Centre | Mornington Island Art | Yalanji Arts | Lockhart River Arts

To view all the works selected and available for sale, click here.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

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